KISS AWAY / LAUGHTER IN THE RAIN
12" Vinyl UK
essential repress of stunning 1977 disco-soul rarity, written, produced and arranged by the incredible team of norman connors, reggie lucas and james mtume. vitamin e, a a short-lived group that yielded only 2 singles and one long player during their time certainly knew who to work with in the studio. kiss away is an absolute belter, raw and raunchy funk riffing gives way to some ultra smooth, grown-up stepping soul awash with some stellar string arrangements. this one is definitely for the dancers, it simply glides along with the utmost class and sophistication, an incredibly uplifting and funky cut that features here in it s 1977 special disco version guise as per the original buddah records release. on the flip is a cool cover of neil sedaka s 1974 hit laughter in the rain - a sweet version, no doubt, but the real winner is the stellar a-side. reissued, remastered and re-presented for 2018 by above board distribution - 100% legit and licensed.
MAINLINE / WALKING DOWNTOWN (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl lp, 180gr UK
the patrick adams managed group black ivory scored a number of hits in the mid 70s, two of their most sought after are here together on one 12inch. the paradise garage and loft anthem mainline, penned by prolific disco producer leroy burgess has seen it s fair share of bootlegs but it s available here officially licensed and remastered for the first time since it s original release in 1976. fans of ron hardy may be familiar with the break from the b side cut walking downtown on saturday night as it feature heavily in his sets from the legendary music box in chicago. presented on heavyweight 180g vinyl.
ITS A BETTER THAN GOOD TIME / SAVED (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl, 180 g UK
following on from our previous gladys knights & the pips 12inch ( love is always on my mind / bourgie bourgie cat no: disco115) it gives us great pleasure to re-issue her most sought-after and in-demand 12inch the walter gibbons remix of it s a better than good time backed with the full version of saved by the grace of your love. this is a legendary and super-rare 12inch which was only ever issued in canada and has become something of a holy grail for serious dance music collectors over the years. a decent condition copy will currently set you back £300+ and that s only if you re lucky enough to find one! it s a gibbons master-class like you know he can. fully remastered on limited edition 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.
LOVE IS ALWAYS ON YOUR MIND / BOURGIE BOURGIE
12" Vinyl UK
its always great to have access to quality masters from some of the world s greatest-ever artists and gladys knight hits that spot, especially via the original 12 inch version of love is always on my mind is another one of those impossibly rare buddah 12 inch from the mid-70s. this is really a 10 minute plus tour-de-force of relentless disco with gladys impassioned vocals doing their usual superlative job. mint 12 inch copies are reputedly worth £200 but the fact is that theres no mint original ones left anymore. until now. additionally we ve cheated slightly by including one of gladys knight & the pips in-demand columbia recordings on the flip - the ashford & simpson penned classic bourgie bourgie on which gladys laid down the definitive vocal to this club classic on the full 4.37 original 12 inch mix. two definitive dancefloor gems on one 12 inch pressing mastered from the original tapes. what more could you want ?
PHOENIX / EAST 6TH STREET (180 G VINYL)
12" Vinyl lp, 180gr UK
this has always been a rare 12inch originally only released in the uk in 1979, phoenix was considered to be too disco at the time and the release pretty much sank without trace - one reason why finding those original uk 12inches is near on impossible these days. just 2 copies on discogs and a mint one will be circa £50 if you re ever lucky enough to find one. however, since 1979 phoenix has grown in stature and what was once considered to be a twee disco tune has now become a huge collector s item and a staple in the right clubs. no surprise really as this is norman connors at the top of his game and the production is red-hot. how phoenix never made it to 12inch vinyl in the u.s. is one of the great mysteries of life but here it is on beautiful fresh 12inch vinyl some 38 years later. as with all our 12inch re-issues we ve replicated the original label. luckily there are no bootlegs to contend with on this release, so this is the first re-issue of this song since the original release date, so order with confidence
STANDING RIGHT HERE / MAKE ME BELIEVE IN YOU
12" Vinyl UK
continuing our policy of re-issuing some classic double-siders and even some previously never released on 12inch titles, it s give us pleasure to unveil a pure double-sided must-have ! topside is melba s philly anthem, the bubbling mcfadden and whitehead penned and produced standing right here which put melba on a more credible path after her early hits and is now an underground anthem. mint original copies of the u.s. 12inch are currently around the £20-30 mark. stick with the real deal from the original masters! the flipside has never been released on 12inch before. yes, melbas stunning version of the curtis mayfield penned classic make me believe in you (originally done by patti jo) finally gets it debut release on 12inch vinyl the full 7.03 album version.
GORDONS WAR O.S.T.
12" Vinyl lp US
original motion picture soundtrack for >gordons war<, released in 1973.
FOLLOW THE WIND
12" Vinyl US
1974 funk / soul classic!!